• Pool Type Indoor 25-Yard, Indoor Leisure
  • Project Type Parks & Recreation
  • Project Service Design Services, Feasibility Study
  • StatusCompleted 2019
  • ArchitectCrafton Tull and Associates, Inc.


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Pine Bluff Aquatic Center

Pine Bluff, AR

Photos courtesy of Crafton-Tull

In 2016, Counsilman-Hunsaker and Crafton Tull developed an Operational Business Plan for a new aquatic center. The goal of the operational study was to develop an expense budget, identify revenue opportunities, and provide knowledge and insight on aquatic operations to recapture operating expenses.

The grand opening of the city’s first public pool in more than 40 years took place in June 2019. The 35,500 sq. ft. aquatics center was paid for by the 2011 “Penny for Progress” tax.  It features a lap pool with eight lap lanes, a leisure pool, whirlpool spa, seating for 125 people, a party room, 100 parking spaces, dressing rooms, and showers.

Aquatic amenities include:

4,650 sq. ft. Competition Pool

  • Eight 25-yard lap lanes with a 1-meter diving board
  • Water basketball
  • Water volleyball

3,000 sq. ft. Leisure Pool

  • Ramp entry
  • Two 58 ft. lap lanes with water basketball and water volleyball
  • Underwater bench
  • Vortex
  • Stair entries
  • Children’s play structure, cannon and umbrella water feature
  • Two-story indoor/outdoor runout waterslide

200 sq. ft. Spa with stair entry and hydrotherapy inlets